TUF GAMING B550M-E
- AMD AM4 Socket: Ready for Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 4000 G-Series/ 3000 Series Desktop Processors
- Enhanced Power Solution: Alloy Chokes, military-grade TUF components, and DIGI+ VRM for maximum durability
- Comprehensive Cooling: Large VRM heatsink, M.2 heatsink, PCH fanless heatsink, hybrid fan headers, and Fan Xpert 2+ utility
- Ultrafast Connectivity: Dual M.2, PCIe 4.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and front USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® support
- Made for Online Gaming: 1 Gb Ethernet, TUF LANGuard and Turbo LAN technology
- Aura Sync RGB Lighting: Onboard addressable Gen 2 headers and RGB headers for RGB LED strips, easily synced with Aura Sync-capable hardware
DURABLE. STABLE. RELIABLE.
TUF GAMING B550M-E distills essential elements of the latest AMD platform and combines them with game-ready features and proven durability. Engineered with military-grade components, an upgraded power solution and a comprehensive set of cooling options, this motherboard delivers rock-solid performance with unwavering gaming stability.
When you build with a TUF Gaming motherboard, you also benefit from the TUF Gaming Alliance — an ASUS collaboration with trusted industry partners that ensures easier building, best compatibility, and complementary aesthetics from components to case.
BIOS FlashBack™ button
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
Realtek 1Gb LAN
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
3 x Audio jacks
PCIe 4.0 x16
- ASUS SafeSlot Core+
- Exclusive DTS Custom for Gaming Headsets
- Audio Shielding
- Premium Japanese audio capacitors
- Dedicated audio PCB layers
2 x AURA Addressable Gen 2 headers
2 x AURA RGB headers
DIGI+ VRM & EPU
AMD AM4 Socket
Front USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C®
64Gb/s M.2 support
PCIe 4.0 x4 & SATA mode
2 x Front USB 3.2 Gen 1
AMD B550 Chipset
32Gb/s M.2 support
PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA mode
4 x SATA 6Gb/s
4 x Front USB 2.0
With upgraded power delivery and comprehensive cooling options to fuel the latest AMD RyzenTM CPUs, plus support for faster memory and storage, TUF GAMING B550M-E is the perfect foundation for your next high-core-count battle rig.
Stack Cool 3+
2-ounce copper layers draw heat away from critical components to keep them at their optimal operating temperatures and provide more headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds.
Certified military-grade TUF chokes deliver rock-steady power to the CPU, improving system stability.
Proprietary capacitors provide up to 52% wider temperature tolerance and 2.5X-longer lifespan.
The integrated DIGI+ VRM voltage-regulator module (VRM) is one of the finest in the industry, ensuring ultra-smooth and ultra-clean power delivery to the CPU at all times.*Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Please refer to specification and gallery pages for full details.
Cooler by design
1. VRM heatsink
A large, high-mass heatsink with extensive surface that covers the VRM and choke areas improves heat dissipation.
High-quality thermal pads help transfer heat from the inductor and phase array to the heatsink.
2. M.2 heatsink
The M.2 heatsink keeps the M.2 SSD at the optimum operating temperature for consistent performance and reliability.
3. PCH Heatsink
Mass and surface area of the heatsink is carefully designed and balanced to maximize thermal dissipation for the latest AMD B550 chipset.
COMPREHENSIVE FAN CONTROLS
TUF Gaming B550M-E features comprehensive fan controls that can be configured via Fan Xpert 2+ utility or via the award-winning ASUS UEFI BIOS.
- Multiple temperature sources
- 4-pin PWM/DC fan
- Smart protection
Each header can be set to monitor and react to three user-configurable thermal sensors for workload-based cooling, and all settings can be easily managed by Fan Xpert 2+ or via the UEFI.
All onboard chassis fan headers support auto-detection of PWM and DC fans.
A dedicated integrated circuit protects each fan header from over-temperature and overcurrent.
PCIe 4.0 M.2 (up to 64 Gbps)
TUF Gaming B550M series motherboards support PCIe 4.0 M.2 slot and provides NVMe SSD RAID support for an incredible performance boost. Create a RAID configuration with up to PCIe 4.0 storage device to enjoy the fastest data transfer speeds on AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ 3000 Series processors.
*Actual transmission speed will be lower than theoretical maximum speed.
**The M.2_1 supports PCIe 4.0 and the M.2_2 supports PCIe 3.0.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
Extensive USB support ensures connections to a wide array of peripherals. TUF GAMING B550M-E series motherboards include two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports that deliver increased bandwidth and transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
USB 3.2 GEN 1 TYPE–C® CONNECTOR
Numerous USB ports support gaming rigs loaded with peripherals, including a front-panel USB Type-C® connector with fast USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity for compatible cases.
EASY PC DIY
TUF Gaming motherboards are designed to be easy to set up and configure just the way you want — even for first-time builders. The TUF Gaming Alliance ecosystem makes selecting compatible parts easy, while Armoury Crate software offers full control of system settings via a single dashboard. TUF Gaming motherboards give you everything you need to build your dream gaming rig without adding complexity.
Build with confidence
TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and trusted PC-component brands to ensure compatibility with a wide range of parts, such as PC cases, power supplies, CPU coolers, memory kits and more. With more partnerships and components being added regularly, the TUF Gaming Alliance will continue to grow even stronger. Learn More
SafeSlot Core+ is the ASUS-exclusive PCIe slot fortified with a one-piece stainless-steel brace that shields the slot to protect it from damage. The metal cover is tightly secured to the slot with hooks, and the entire assembly is firmly anchored to the PCB with strengthened solder points to provide a secure foundation for heavyweight graphics cards.
Strengthened solder points around the PCIe and DIMM pins.
Metal inserts keep graphics cards properly aligned during installation.
The metal side-panels feature hooks that firmly clasp the slot body.
ESD Guards prolong the life of components while preventing damage from electrostatic discharge, providing protection for up to +/- 10 kV of air discharge and +/- 6 kV of contact discharge — greatly surpassing the respective industry standards of +/- 6 kV and +/- 4 kV.
TUF LANGuard is a military-grade innovation that integrates advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors to improve throughput, protecting the motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity.
DRAM overvoltage protection
Onboard resettable fuses prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. This extends beyond I/O ports to DRAM to safeguard the lifespan of your system and connected devices.
Stainless-steel back I/O panel
TUF Gaming motherboards have a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel back I/O panel bonded with chromium oxide to provide a 3X-longer lifespan versus traditional panels. With this protective feature, TUF Gaming motherboards passed 72-hour salt fog testing, while other brands only passed 24-hour testing.
BIOS FlashBack™ is the simplest and safest (UEFI) BIOS update method. Simply drop the (UEFI) BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB stick, plug it into the USB BIOS FlashBack™ port and press the button. Updates can even be performed without having memory or a CPU installed.
Armoury Crate is a new software utility designed to give you centralized control of supported gaming products. From a single intuitive interface, Armoury Crate lets you easily customize RGB lighting and effects for every compatible device in your arsenal and synchronize them with Aura Sync for uniﬁed system lighting effects. The software also provides control of settings for a select and growing number of products, including keyboard and mouse preferences as well as laptop overclocking and fan speeds, making it easier to tune the look and feel of your system. Armoury Crate even features dedicated product registration and news areas to help you stay in touch with the gaming community.
DRIVER & MANUAL DOWNLOAD
TUF Gaming B550M-E provides a complete, high-performance gaming package with a long list of features to improve your experience, including ultrafast networking for smoother online gameplay, pristine audio with positional cues for FPS gaming, and onboard RGB lighting that syncs with attached accessories to help you create a personalized gaming atmosphere.
Network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization
Turbo LAN is a network-optimization software for customizable packet prioritization. With cFosSpeed traffic-shaping technology, it allows you to configure application priority via an intuitive interface, and reduces network lag.
1. ONE CLICK TURBO
Adjust the network transmission priority by one click!
2. AUTO DETECT GAME LIST
Turbo Lan will detect every game in system, and add in list automatically.
DTS® Custom for gaming headsets
Hone your battle skills with exclusive DTS® Custom onboard audio. Utilizing advanced emulation techniques to create positional cues via stereo headphones, DTS® Custom takes onboard audio to a new frontier. With three presets ― Aerial, Soundscape, and Tactical ― for different genres, you'll have a distinct advantage in every game.
Experience audio as though hovering above the game world, with sound coming from ahead — perfect for MOBA, RTA, strategy and sports titles!
The ideal audio envelope for MMO, RPG, action and horror games — your ears will put you in the center of the action!
Shhh — is that an enemy just around the corner? DTS Custom emphasises detail for stealthy play, so you'll detect and locate every footstep!
Outshine the Competition
A well-tuned system deserves a matching aesthetic. ASUS Aura offers full RGB lighting control with a variety of functional presets for the built-in RGB LEDs as well as strips connected to the onboard RGB headers. And it can all be synced with an ever-growing portfolio of Aura-capable hardware.Learn more about ASUS Aura Sync.
- Color Cycle
- Starry Night
- Music Effect
Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header
The addressable Gen 2 RGB headers are now capable of detecting the number of LEDs on second-gen addressable RGB devices, allowing the software to automatically tailor lighting effects to specific devices. The new header also offers backward-compatibility with existing Aura RGB gear.